Afghanistan takes center stage in the New Great Game

Moscow hosted talks last week to promote peace in Afghanistan as neighbors and regional heavyweights eye the rewards of stability in the long-troubled land By Pepe Escobar In the “graveyard of empires,” Afghanistan never ceases to deliver geopolitical and historical twists. Last week in Moscow, another crucial chapter in this epic story was written when Russia pledged … Continue reading Afghanistan takes center stage in the New Great Game

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What will India’s role be in the SCO?

By Zamir Awan This month the heads of state of India and Pakistan will attend, for the first time as full members, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, being held in Qingdao, China. Pakistan was already engaged with SCO member states through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Joining the SCO will reinforce Pakistan’s position and … Continue reading What will India’s role be in the SCO?

What Pakistan brings to the Shanghai table

By Zamir Awan The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), established in China in 2001, is a political, economic and security organization that is Eurasian in nature. Its six original members, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, were joined by Pakistan and India at a 2017 summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. The SCO also has four observer … Continue reading What Pakistan brings to the Shanghai table

Romancing the West risks India’s regional influence

By Khalid Ibn Muneer The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, that was launched in 2017 and became dormant, is moving toward resurrection. The complex restructuring of international relations and the arrival of Cold War 2.0 between Eurasian sovereignists and Atlantic integrationists has shifted to the Indo-Pacific region. New Delhi’s history of uneasy relations with Beijing, coupled … Continue reading Romancing the West risks India’s regional influence

With anti-Russia hysteria rampant, Beijing reminds US about ties between Russian & Chinese forces

Robert Bridge is an American writer and journalist. He is author of the book, 'Midnight in the American Empire,' released in 2013. robertvbridge@yahoo.com With both Russia and China bogged down in stormy relations with the US and the West, Beijing and Moscow are beating a path towards deeper bilateral cooperation. And that would include preparations … Continue reading With anti-Russia hysteria rampant, Beijing reminds US about ties between Russian & Chinese forces